Originating from different terroirs in Côtes du Rhône Villages, this wine is one of the most faithful illustrations of the Southern Rhône Valley
› The vintage
In 2010, all the right conditions were united to produce an exceptional vintage.
This wine is produced by the Perrin family, using the same viticultural and wine-making techniques used at Château de Beaucastel
Just 20% of the Côtes-du-Rhône vineyard is entitled to add the word ‘Villages’ after the words ‘Côtes-du-Rhône’. These are the best vineyard sites.
Stony terraces over clay and limestone and gravel.
The winemaking is done at the Perrin & Fils winery located at
• Tasting advices
› Tasting video
Appearance: Dark ruby colour, with purple reflections
Serve at 18°C
• Reviews and Awards
A soft and friendly style, this red offers flavors of cherry compote and melted red licorice that show a dash of sweet toast to frame the finish. [+]
• Note: 88/100
Wine Spectator - 31/10/2012
The Villages bottling is a bit more complex and finer in flavor. It is full bodied and well balanced; a wine with spicy, fruity character and a long finish, tasting of red currant, plum, cherry, herbs, and violet. Exceptional value. [+]
• Note: *****
Restaurant Wine - 31/10/2012
Lively crimson. Very healthy colour. Strangely, smells the most open and friendly. Juicy and presumably it’s the high-altitude Vinsobres Syrah that leavens it a bit. Actually quite forward. [+]
• Note: 16/20
Jancis Robinson - 21/12/2011
Potentially outstanding, the 2010 Cotes du Rhone-Villages comes primarily from Grand Prebois as well as other vineyards in St.-Gervais, especially the Syrah component. A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple hue along with deep blackberry and black cherry fruit intertwined with notions of licorice, garrigue and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied with good acidity, freshness and precision, it should drink well for 4-5 years. [+]
• Note: 88/100
Wine Advocate Robert Parker - 01/11/2011